Blazers guard Rodney Hood thinks his knee injury ‘is going to be an ongoing thing’
Per Joe Freeman of Oregon Live, Hood shared that his knee injury — which he suffered in Game 7 of the Western Semis — is still sore and would likely haunt him in the coming games. Despite this, he intends to get treatment every day and vows to be ready by game time.
“It’s pretty sore,” he said. “I think that’s going to be an ongoing thing. I’ve just got to continue to get treatment every single day around the clock. I’ll be ready by game time.”
The diagnosis was a bruised knee. And while he played 26 minutes in their Game 1 loss to the Golden State Warriors, an incident in the third quarter forced Hood to clutch his knee yet again. He briefly recalled what happened. But since he was able to play through it, Hood believes he’ll be alright.
“I was starting to go to the basket, pulled the ball back and my feet just came out from under me,” Hood said. “But it was fine, I was able to keep playing. So I’ll be fine.”
In Game 1, he chipped in 17 points on 4-of-8 from the field and 2-of-5 from downtown. Though these are right at his averages, he may need to do more to help his team oust the Warriors. It’ll be a tough task given his knee injury, but Hood has no choice at this point. He just has to give it his all.